Book Sales

Book Sale Tomorrow!

Our May book sale is tomorrow, May 21. Please join us: in the Redwood Room, where we will have 300+ boxes of books, from 10am – 2pm. From 10am – 11:45am, books, movies, and music are individually priced From 12pm – 2pm, all items are $5 per grocery bag. Doors open at 9am if you’re […]

Where the money goes

Where the money goes

Have you ever wondered what we do with the money we make at our book sales? We take it, and twice a year, we grant out part of it to the librarians for some amazing programs and projects. Below is what the librarians asked for this spring.   None of these would be funded without […]

Tomorrow is the April Saturday Sale

Our April Book Sale is this weekend! We’ll have over 300 boxes of books for sale, full of computer, kids, foreign language, and fiction books for you to peruse. This month, we got a large donation of DVDs and VCDs in Asian languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. If you want a movie in one of […]

Book Sale Saturday

Book Sale Saturday

  It’s time for our March Saturday Sale! This Saturday, we’ll have around 300 boxes of books for sale, including children’s books, foreign language books, and all kinds of music and movies. All proceeds go to support programs at the Santa Clara City Libraries! We hope to see you there!

Our partner, helping literacy

Our partner, helping literacy

Y’all donate a lot of books to us. Thank you! We do our best to get every single book to a good home: either in the library or to another book lover outside the library. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, we’re unable to match that book with a buyer. That’s where Better World Books […]

New in the bookstore: recommendations

New in the bookstore: recommendations

We’ve been experimenting with something new in our book store: recommendations! Our volunteers, as you may imagine, are readers. Everyone loves sharing their favorite books. But we can’t all be in the bookstore all the time. So we’ve created tags to put in the books to mark which ones we especially enjoyed – like you see […]

Book Sale this weekend!

Our monthly book sale is this Saturday, January 16th from 10am – 2pm at the Central Park Library. We’ll have hundreds of books to help you meet your new year’s resolutions, be it learning a new language or eating better or whatever your resolutions are. Are you a Friends member? If so, the sale will […]

Book Discussion Group Books Announced!

The Library’s Book Discussion group, run by librarian Morgan Pershing, has announced their books for 2016! You can find the full list below, or it’s on the library’s website. January 26 – Memory of Water (Part of Silicon Valley Reads) February 23 – Whistling Season March 22 – Everything I Never Told You April 26 – […]

Reminder: New Carpeting

Reminder: The Central Library is getting new carpeting starting today! This fabulous improvement, however, means that the library (and our bookstore) will be open only limited hours for the next few weeks. The hours are: Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm Sunday 1-5pm After December 23rd, the bookstore will be closed until Jan 5th, so […]

Bookstore hours in December

Bookstore hours in December

The Friends Bookstore in the Central Park Library will change its hours in December to align with the Library’s hours during the recarpeting. Starting December 9th its hours will be: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday: 1pm – 5pm The bookstore will be closed after Christmas (so it can get new carpeting too!). Normal […]